2009-2010 Colloquium Series

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Colloquium


All Seminar Presentations will be Held at Noon in Room 90 Snell Library Unless Otherwise Noted

(On September 24th and October 15th, the seminars will be held in room 444 Curry Student Center)

Everyone is Welcome to Attend

Coffee, Tea & Cookies Will be Served


Date Inviting Faculty Speaker Title
9/10/09 Dr. Sitkovsky Andrew Taylor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Schepens Eye Research Institute,
Harvard Medical School,
Boston, MA
“Targeting the Molecular Pathways in Occular Inflammatory Diseases”
9/17/09 Dr. Makriyannis Jeffrey Ruberti, Ph.D.
Extracellular Matrix Engineering Research Laboratory
Northestern University
Boston, MA
“Smart Matrix Theory:
Is Collagen a Brilliant String or a Dumb Rope?”
9/24/09 Dr. Ferris Schahram Akbarian, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
10/1/09 Dr. Campbell Cancelled
10/08/09 Dr. Loring Dr. Erin Cram
Northeastern University, Biology Department
“In Vivo Regulation of Cell Migration and Contractility”
10/15/09 Dr. Khaw Nikolaus Sucher, MD
Professor of Herbal Pharmacology, College of Health and Science and Conjoint Professor, School of Medicine and the Director of Herbal Analysis and Pharmacology Laboratories at the Center for Complementary Medicine Research, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
“Neuroprotective Effects of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicines: A Molecular Perspective”
10/22/09 Dr. Deth Christina Muratore
Graduate Student
Northeasetern University, Boston, MA
“Age-Dependent Changes in Redox Status Modulate Methionine Synthase”
10/29/09 Dr. Torchilin Tiziana Musacchio
Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
“System for Effective Stabilization and Delivery of siRNA: Reversible SiRNA-Phospholipid Conjugate in Mixed Polymeric Micelles”
11/05/09 Dr. Ohta Mark Exley, Ph.D
Assistant Professor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
“Immunotherapy: augmenting anti-tumor responses via NKT cells”.
11/12/09 Dr. Waszczak Anna Moore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology and Director of Molecular Imaging Laboratory at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital,
Harvard Medical School Charlestown, MA 02129
“Molecular Imaging in Cancer and Diabetes”
11/19/09 Dr. Amiji Dr. Michael Pollastri
Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University
Technology-Enabled Medicinal Chemistry: A Parachute Approach to Neglected Disease Drug Discovery
12/03/09 Dr. Amiji Lara Jabr-Milane
Graduate Student
Northeastern University
Boston, MA
Tumor Hypoxia, the Warburg Effect, and Multidrug Resistance: Modulation of Hypoxia Induced MDR Using EGFR-Targeted Polymer Blend Nanocarriers for Combination Paclitaxel/Lonidamine Therapy
12/10/09 Dr. Gatley Raphael A. Zoeller
Associate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics Boston, MA
Forward Genetics: Animal Cell Mutants Reveal a Novel Dependency of Lipogenesis on a Glycolytic Enzyme
12/17/09 Dr. Boisse Beverly Teicher, Ph.D.
Vice President of Oncology Research at Genzyme Inc.
Framingham, MA
Endosialin: An Evolution of an Anticancer Drug Target
01/14/10 Dr. Giese Dr. Mansoor Amiji
Professor and Acting Chair
“Town Hall Meeting with Graduate Students”
01/21/10 Dr. Schatz Edward J. Calabrese, Ph.D.
Professor of Toxicology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
“Hormesis is Central to Pharmacology and Toxicology”
01/28/10 Dr. Deth Dr. Suzanne de la Monte
Brown University School of Medicine, Pierre Galletti Laboratories, Providence, RI
“Brain Insulin Resistance in Models of Peripheral Insulin Resistance”
02/04/10 Dr. Sitkovsky Cancelled
02/11/10 Dr. Makriyannis Dr. Jack Bergman
Associate Professor, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, MA
“Medications for Stimulant Abuse: Preclinical Evaluation of Modafinil”
02/18/10 Dr. Amiji Anish Bhardwaj, MD, FAHA, FCCM, FAAN
Chairman, Department of Neurology, Professor of Neurology and Neurological,Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA
Emerging Concepts in Evolution of Cerebral Edema: Bedside to the Bench
02/25/10 Dr. Ohta Bo Ying
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
“siRNA-Loaded Cationic Liposomes for Cancer Therapy: Development, Characterization and Efficacy Evaluation”
03/11/10 Dr. Torchilin Alex Avdeef, Ph.D.
President/CSO pION Inc.
Woburn, Massachusetts
“In Vitro Cellular and In Situ Brain Perfusion Permeability Models of the Blood-Brain Barrier – Rate and Extent of Brain Penetration”
03/18/10 Dr. Loring Marina Picciotto, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
“Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors and Signaling Pathways Involved in Addiction and Learning”
03/25/10 Dr. Waszczak Geoffrey M. Kuesters
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
“Development and Evaluation of Bevacizumab-Modified Pegylated Cationic Liposomes Using Cellular and In Vivo Models of Human Pancreatic Cancer”
04/01/10 Dr. Pouyani Shifalika Tangutoori
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
“An Evaluation of Colchicine-Loaded Polyethyleneglycol (PEG)-Modified Cationic Liposomes Using In Vitro and In Vivo Models of Lung Carcinoma”
04/08/10 Dr. Amiji Mark Niedre, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
“Small Animal Fluorescence Tomographic Molecular Imaging”
04/15/10 Dr. Gatley Cancelled

04/22/10 Dr. Ferris Rita Perlingeiro, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Lillehei Endowed Scholar, Lillehei Heart Institute – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
“From ES/iPS Cells to Skeletal Muscle Precursors”
04/29/10 Dr. Giese Cancelled 
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